"In a dark room, what a difference one candle can make."
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Quick question: What would Brigada be worth to you? Would it be worth $25? If so, would you consider pitching in $25 to keep it pumping out resources, information and trends throughout 2022? Would it be worth $100? For your church, would it be worth $500 to empower missionaries throughout the world? It’s your call. So far, your peers have pitched in $6700 toward the $17,000 budget for server costs, Amazon web servers, and part-time costs for an assistant. Would you consider helping us “close the gap” in the few days that remain in 2021? If so, thank you so much! https://brigada.org/empower-brigada read more…
Azmera is an African word that simply means harvest. Azmera’s goal is to be part of nurturing and impacting Kingdom-minded women from various nations & vocations already in the harvest field, so that they can serve God and others to their fullest potential, thus impacting their communities with the gospel. To find out more about what they do and their resources, click here: https://www.azmera.net/
Zúme is a community of practice for those who want to see disciple making movements. Their vision is to saturate the world with multiplying disciples in our generation. Their podcast interviews the practitioners of the community around the world. To listen, click here: https://zume.vision/multiplying-disciples-podcast/
The world is saturated by media, driven by entertainment and transformed by technology. Historic opportunities are available to reach and disciple the nations through media, story, and technology. Join the movement and accelerate your impact. Click here to learn more: https://www.visualstory.org/
Harvest Prayer Ministries exists to equip the local church to become a House of Prayer for all nations, releasing God’s power for revival and finishing the task of world evangelization. For more information about their ministry and to view their resources, click here: https://www.harvestprayer.com/about-us/ . See their online bookstore at https://prayershop.org/.
In the paradox of waiting for His birth, Jesus meets you in the wonder, silence, traditions, service, and grief in the season. Global Trellis invites you to sign up for a series of emails that you could receive and print — 5 Ways to Meet with Jesus This Advent — then hang in your bathroom, place in your Bible, share at dinner and/or review with friends and family how Jesus is meeting you. Here’s the page where you can sign up for the list, if you choose to do so: https://globaltrellis.com/adventgift/
Finishing the Task previously published lists of unengaged people groups worldwide. They have pulled together annual conferences throughout the past decade to make huge impact on the globe. In this current epoch, they want to convene and catalyze the global body of Christ towards the goal of ensuring that everyone, everywhere has access to a Bible, Believer and Body of Christ. Learn more at https://finishingthetask.com/
Many missionaries abandon their calling too soon. One of the significant contributors to missionary longevity is access to quality training. As disciples of Jesus we are called to continually grow, learn, serve, and be fruitful in ways that bring glory to God. Grow2Serve exists to help people fulfill this calling through learning, they are passionate about helping that calling be a reality. They help with online course hosting, mission learning toolbox, and instructional design consultation. To learn more about what they offer, click here: https://www.grow2serve.com/
…gifts this past week from tremendous anonymous friends of Brigada in the amounts of $50, $100, $20, $100, $35, $10
…the $100 gift from Good News Productions International ( https://gnpi.org/ ). God bless you!
…the $250 gift from FMWM-Asia Area (Free Methodist World Missions), encompassing some 20 countries in Asia. We are so grateful!
…the $200 gift from the John Clark Missional International Church Network Bamako, Mali – West Africa. They also enclosed a nice note that said, “Thank you for helping to empower those of us on the field. You have been a valuable resource to me for almost 20 years. Keep up the good work!” God bless you!
Want to join these amazing people in empowering Brigada through 2022? Just click to https://brigada.org/empower-brigada to jump on board. God bless you! read more…
This past week, a Brigada reader wrote, asking for more input on the new Chinese security provisions that are apparently set to go into play on Dec. 13th. For more information, see sites like https://backtojerusalem.com/china-introduces-new-law-that-will-change-the-life-of-all-christians-and-foreign-missionaries/ and https://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Chinas-first-cyber-security-law-what-it-means-for-companies. Are we reading these correctly — that those who provide VPNs for workers in-country will supposedly be fined for breaking this law, even if they’re not inside China? How would that work? Are the workers also in trouble if they choose to use it? Would this not have huge impact on workers inside of China who are living there intentionally because they love God and love people? If this is true, what are options for existing workers already serving there? Can someone help us understand this please? read more…